Summer Youth Programs
Marine Mammal Camp
August 7-11, 2023
This camp is for kids who are curious about the ins and outs of marine mammals. Campers will spend 4 nights and 5 days at the Peterson Bay Field Station learning about marine mammals, being wildlife detectives and articulating (or putting together) a mystery skeleton! Includes a wildlife boat tour on Kachemak Bay to view marine mammals. Cost: $600 per person (scholarships available).
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Summer Day Camp
Spend the summer outside! Weekly day camp for 6-10 year-olds. 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday-Thursday. Sign up for a single week, a few weeks, or the whole summer!
Fun-filled days OUTDOORS: games, art, exploration from the forest of the Wynn Nature Center to the beaches on the Homer Spit! 8 weeks of camp beginning June 12th and offered through August 11th. New exciting themes each week.
June 12-15: Grow! Grow! Grow!
June 19-22: Wild About Wildlife!
June 26-29: Flowers & Insects
OFF - No Camp July 3-6
July 10-13: Art & Nature
July 17-20: Water, Water, Everywhere!
July 24-27: Wilderness Survival
July 31 - Aug 3: Music & Nature
Aug 7 - 10: Wild Edibles & Garden Harvest
New themes each week. $250 per week of camp - discount for a sibling ($225 sibling rate). Sign up for multiple weeks of camp and get a 10% discount for each additional week of camp!
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Between the Tides Camp
July 3-6, 2023
Learn all about marine and coastal science with 4 days full of fun, adventure, and exploration at the Peterson Bay Field Station. Find strange and amazing intertidal animals during EXTREME low tides when the beaches of Otter Rock and China Poot Bay are fully revealed! Enjoy a boat trip to view seabirds and marine mammals and investigate oceanography in Kachemak Bay. Have fun with team games and challenges, epic fire-toasted desserts, and 3 nights camping in our yurts. Cost: $500 per person. Full and partial scholarships available! Some travel funding or support for Kachemak Bay/Lower Cook Inlet-area youth may also be available.
June 15-18, 2023
Four-day camp with two day sessions (June 27 & June 28) at the Wynn Nature Center and two nights at the Peterson Bay Field Station (~4:00 pm June 28 to ~ 4:30 pm June 30). Explore the diverse habitats and wildlife of the forests and beaches around Kachemak Bay. Activities include animal tracking & game cams, forest hikes, tidepooling, outdoor fun, and adventure! PERFECT for a first-time camper or a learner who is craving more hands-on, outdoor exploration! Cost: $450 per person (tiered pricing and scholarships available).
Teen EcoAdventure Camp
July 14 - 23, 2023
Ages 13-15 years old
This 10 day outdoor adventure and environmental stewardship camp explores the changing environment and how this connects to a most basic and delicious part of our lives - food! Activities include backcountry & yurt camping, hiking along forests, beaches, alpine, and at the foot of a glacier, berry picking and preserving, learning about salmon fishing, tidepooling, understanding ethnobotany and local edible plant uses, and having fun in the kitchen making a range of homemade foods. Throughout all this, participants learn about how different changes to the forest, beach, and marine ecosystems affect the food we eat and how our food choices affect the environment and communities around us.Cost: $999 per person (scholarships available). Price includes all boat transportation around Kachemak Bay, food, and lodging.
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Fun and adventure for the family. CACS Family Nature Camps are a great opportunity for families to be together and get outside in an amazing Kachemak Bay setting. Activities include tidepooling, hiking, campfire songs, wildlife watching plus games and hands-on activities for all ages. Families sleep in yurts. Costs include transportation, meals, and the program itself. Kayaking may be available.
Cost: $250/Adult, $150/child. Price includes ALL transportation, meals, supplies, lodging and program costs for the entire weekend!